During the meeting, Petro Poroshenko thanked Andrius Kubilius for keeping Ukraine among his highest priorities.

Poroshenko and Kubilius discussed the results of the Ukraine-EU summit on October 12. The parties agreed on the need to accelerate Ukraine’s integration into the European Union, which will significantly contribute to strengthening stability, security and prosperity in the region.

The former president highly appreciated the European Parliament’s continued support for Ukraine’s European perspective and assistance in implementing reforms.

Poroshenko also stated the importance of strengthening international solidarity in countering Russian aggression against Ukraine and the Kremlin’s subversive activities against countries in the democratic world. He stressed the security risks of energy blackmail by Russia against Ukraine and the European Union.

‘It is very dangerous that Russia is gaining momentum. Today we are weaker than 2 or 3 years ago’, the former Ukraine’s president argued.

Poroshenko also informed the head of the delegation of the European Parliament about the domestic political situation and current threats to democracy, including pressure on media freedom and use of law enforcement agencies in the fight against political opponents.